Seven photographers have been honored at the eighth photography biennial “Rencontres de Bamako” in Bamako, Mali. As Agence France-Presse reports, the Nigerian photographer Uche Okpa Iroha, who is a founding member of the collective Blackbox, won the Seydou Kéita Prize. The South African artist Jodi Bieber took the European Union Prize for her work on marginalized South African youths [that’s one her pictures above], while the Congolese artist Baudoin Mouanda, who has focused on the devastating wars in his country, was awarded the Bolloré Young Talent Prize. Berry Bickle (Zimbabwe) and Abdoulaye Barry (Chad) jointly won a special prize from the jury, which was presided over by Malick Sidibé. The work of three other photographers—Guy Wouete (Cameroon), Salif Traoré (Mali), and Zanele Muholi (South Africa)—was also honored. [The 2009] biennial—organized by the Malian ministry of culture and the French public organization Culturesfrance—focused on the theme of “borders.

[Source.]